Dalhart in Dallam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James R. Fox, Jr.
He was an American pilot who valiantly sacrificed his life in China for the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. The Chinese people will forever remember his name, James R. Fox, Jr.
The People's Republic of China
James R. Fox, Jr. was born on March 16, 1919 in Dalhart, Texas. In order to support the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression in China in November, 1942, he volunteered to fly for Pan American Airways, then a joint Sino-US airline, transporting the anti-Japanese supplies to China through the dangerous Hump Route. On March 11, 1943, Fox and his two Chinese co-pilots were killed on such a mission when the Douglas C-53 cargo they were flying crashed.
In 2002, the Information Office of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China especially made the bronze bust in his memory.
Erected 2002 by Information Office of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China.
Topics. This Air & Space • War, World II.
Location. 36° 3.685′ N, 102° 31.349′ W. Marker is in Dalhart, Texas, in Dallam County. Memorial is on East 5th Street west of Denver Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalhart TX 79022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dalhart High School Boys World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Texas Sesquicentennial (a few steps from this marker); Dallam County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Dallam County (within shouting distance of this marker); 305th Airdrome Squadron Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Dalhart Army Air Field (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Dallam County (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalhart.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.